11 November 2008

November Products 4 U, 2nd edition

4-gas monitor

The GX-2009, weighing only 4.6 ounces and fitting in the palm of your hand (2.75" H x 2.95" L x .98" D), simultaneously monitors and displays combustibles, oxygen, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide. The GX-2009 represents the latest evolution of gas detection technology. Advancements include dual audible alarm ports and alarm LEDs on three sides of the instrument, so alarm conditions are obvious from multiple perspectives, especially in high noise environments. Other features include a waterproof and dustproof design with an IP 67 rating, an impact resistant rubber over-mold body that is RFI resistant, and a large capacity data logging system included as a standard feature.

RKI Instruments
www.rkiinstruments.com

UPS systems

The VDC and VDC-XE Direct Connect DC power systems for UPS applications address mission-critical application's pressing need for clean continuous backup power that is reliable, predictable, and environmentally-friendly.  The VDC systems feature higher power and more energy storage in a smaller footprint than the company's previous generation system. Utilizing patented flywheel technology, the VDC unit provides up to 220kW of DC power while the VDC-XE (Xtended Energy) model supplies up to 300kW of DC power within a single cabinet. For longer run times and higher power capacities, the VDC models can be easily paralleled without needing a special communications link.

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VYCON
www.vyconenergy.com

Touch panel computer

The TPC-1770H is a high resolution 17" SXGA TFT LCD low power Celeron M 1 GHz touch panel computer with 512MB DDR2 SDRAM.  The system is fanless with spindle-free storage, which makes the TPC-1770H durable and a reliable platform.  For applications where spindle-free storage is not critical, a fast-access HDD module can be used. The TPC-1770H includes 2x Gigabit LAN and 4 x USB ports to support diverse communication requirements as well as supports Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit), XP, and WinXPe.  The TPC-1770H sports a rugged die-cast housing design with a NEMA4/IP65 compliant front panel.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group
www.advantech.com/ea

DIN temperature controller

The CN740 offers accurate temperature measurement and control in a 1/16 DIN package. This product accepts a variety of thermocouple and RTD inputs, and process value and set-point value can be viewed simultaneously on the large dual LED display. Auto-tuning, engineering units (°F or °C), and alarm status are also indicated on the faceplate. This CE compliant product offers single output control, either simple ON/OFF or full PID and two alarm outputs. This product is suitable for water, chemical, plastics, automotive, and food processing industries.

OMEGA Engineering
www.omega.com

Integrated connector system

The M12 integrated connector system is now integrated with the company's smallest mobile hydraulic sensor. The M12 integrated connector system can be flush-mounted on the side of cylinders containing the Temposonics Model MS linear-position sensor. This connector design, based on an industry standard M12 interface, allows for a small contact carrier insert to be pre-assembled to the Temposonics M-Series sensor at the factory. The MS sensor is an absolute, non-contact linear-position sensor in a compact 28mm design.  With 100g shock and 15g vibration rating, the MS sensor was designed for harsh environments, especially those typically encountered in construction, agriculture, and other off-highway machinery.

MTS Systems Corporation
www.mtssensors.com

Loop-powered signal isolator

The ITXPlus, configurable loop-powered signal isolator, is a compact signal conditioner that provides complete electrical isolation and is ideal for control system applications with a mix of inputs. The ITXPlus can measure, filter, and isolate different input parameters, then convert them into an industry standard 4-20mA output. The ITXPlus is highly flexible because it can be programmed to suit a full range of common analog signals and sensor types, such as PT100, thermocouple, mV, mA, voltage, resistance and potentiometer inputs. The standard 4-20mA output can be set as either direct or reverse action.

Weidmuller
www.weidmuller.com

Rate indicator/totalizer

The HART Communication Foundation has registered the first field device verified using the approved HART 7 Test Specification. The HRT1 Rate Indicator/Totalizer has been verified by the Foundation to successfully meet the HART 7 Protocol standard and now carries the "HART Registered" mark. The HRT1 is a loop powered indicator that accepts inputs from pulse generating devices including flowmeters, tachometers, etc., and includes support for linearization, alarms, and a non-resettable grand totalizer. By incorporating HART 7 technology, the HRT1 provides an upgrade and migration path to WirelessHART communication for future product enhancement.

Hoffer Flow Controls
www.hofferflow.com